There was a brilliant win by Gillian Gowers and Joanne Wright over the world bronze medallists Lotte Olsen and Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen, but the defeat leaves the team in much greater danger than
expected of failing to reach the world team finals in Jakarta for the first time.
England were soon 2-0 down after Camilla Martin and the European champion, Pernille Nedergaard had won in straight games against Suzanne Louis-Lane and Fiona Smith. But an exciting comeback was begun by Alison Humby, who followed her win against the Netherlands on Thursday with another against Anne Sondergaard by 11-5, 11-8.
Many would have made England favourites to win the decider after the win by Gower and Wright but Gill Clark's injured knee looked to be troubling her and despite a fine performance by Julie Bradbury, the pair lost 15-9, 6-15,
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